Hotel Arts Barcelona announces the pop-up of ROKA restaurant at Marina Coastal Club for summer 2023


 World-renowned ROKA will bring its’ contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine to Barcelona’s waterfront as part of the ephemeral dining concept. Hotel Arts Barcelona has joined forces with the award-wining restaurant group Azumi Limited to bring their London-born restaurant concept ROKA to the Catalan capital.  For a limited time during this summer season, ROKA Barcelona will be inside the resort’s exclusive Marina Coastal Club serving its signature, immaculately presented sushi and sashimi alongside dishes from the robata grill.

The brainchild of co-founder and creator Rainer Becker, ROKA initially launched in London in 2004 and has since expanded to 4 restaurants in the English capital as well as locations in Dubai, Istanbul and more.

Becker is widely known as being the first to bring the robata grill to Europe – the robata grill is a traditional Japanese cooking method inspired by fishermen cooking fish over charcoal on the boats of the Northern coastal waters of Japan.

On ROKA Barcelona’s menu, guests can expect to find the likes of Yellowtail sashimi with yuzu-truffle dressing, Wagyu sushi with oscietra caviar and exceptional King crab, black cod and prawn dumplings with roasted chili dressing. From the robata grill, standout seafood, meat and vegetable dishes include the exquisite Sea bream fillet, ryotei miso and red onion, Lamb cutlets with Korean spices and Asparagus with sweet soy and sesame. ROKA’s sophisticated desserts – such as its famed Sweet miso crème brulee, roasted figs, pistachio ice cream – are constructed with flair and promise the perfect finale to a memorable night out with Barcelona’s sparkling sea as a backdrop.

Promising to be a culinary highlight of the summer season, the open-air ROKA Barcelona will be nestled beside Marina Coastal Club’s infinity pool overlooking the world-renowned Frank Gehry’s statue ‘Fish’. Encapsulating the epitome of Mediterranean living, the breezy club at Hotel Arts Barcelona is the city’s favourite summer destination for eating, drinking and socialising to live music and DJs sets and further enhanced by the addition of ROKA. Casual yet refined, the restaurant’s spacious terrace is framed by palm trees, with easy teak furniture and nude colour palette.

“We are extremely excited to welcome ROKA to Hotel Arts and the city of Barcelona. ROKA is an uncompromising dining experience that will blend in very well with the culinary attractions that Barcelona provides by creating an unparalleled concept” says Andreas Oberoi, General Manager at Hotel Arts Barcelona

Sven Koch, Azumi Ltd CEO, commented “We are delighted to be making Roka’s debut in Barcelona and thrilled to be opening the Hotel Arts.  Barcelona has such a vibrant culinary scene and is a city where we see Roka being very much at home, albeit for a short period of time.  We are very much looking forward to the summer season.”

ROKA Barcelona at Hotel Arts Barcelona will be open daily for dinner only.

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